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carpal tunnel syndrome

n.
A condition characterized by pain and numbing or tingling sensations in the hand and caused by compression of a nerve in the carpal tunnel at the wrist.

carpal tunnel syndrome

n
(Pathology) a condition characterized by pain and tingling in the fingers, caused by pressure on a nerve as it passes under the ligament situated across the front of the wrist

car′pal tun′nel syn`drome


n.
a disorder of the hand characterized by pain, weakness, and numbness in the thumb and other fingers, caused by an inflamed ligament that presses on a nerve in the wrist.

carpal tunnel syndrome

Pain, numbness, or tingling in the hand, caused by compression of a nerve in the wrist. The syndrome is usually caused by excessive repetition of specific motions of the wrist and fingers, such as typing at a computer keyboard.

carpal tunnel syndrome

- Describes a compression of a nerve over the carpal bones (eight small bones of the wrist) through a passage (tunnel) at the front of the wrist.
See also related terms for nerve.

carpal tunnel syndrome

A condition characterized by pain and tingling, or numbness, in the thumb and fingers. It can affect either or both hands. The cause is unknown, although it is known to result from pressure on the median nerve in the wrist.
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Noun1.carpal tunnel syndrome - a painful disorder caused by compression of a nerve in the carpal tunnel; characterized by discomfort and weakness in the hands and fingers and by sensations of tingling, burning or numbness
nerve entrapment - repeated and long-term nerve compression (usually in nerves near joints that are subject to inflammation or swelling)
Translations

carpal tunnel syndrome

n (Med) → Karpaltunnelsyndrom nt

car·pal tun·nel syn·drome

[MIM*115430]
n. síndrome del túnel carpiano, manifestado por dolor en la mano localizado en la media del nervio del túnel carpiano.
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